Recently I have been trying to improve my arm and shoulder strength so that I can do better at arm balances etc. I have focussed on classes with lots of concentration on arm strength and lots of vinyasa. I also bought myself a pull-up bar to help with arm/shoulder work. I don’t feel like I’ve overdone it - a very small number of minutes a day on the pull up bar, and a yoga class every 3 or 4 days - sometimes more often.
For the last few weeks I have noticed what I think is RSI in my fingers, wrists and forearm. It has (I think!) improved when I have stopped using the pull-up bar and intensified after arm-focussed yoga (e.g. lots of plank/down-dog).
It’s worse in my right (scrolling) hand - I’m sure some of it can be put down to poor keyboard use, but there does seem to be an exercise element to it too.
Has anyone else experienced this? What has helped?
I’ve noticed at least one ‘wrist-free’ practice - does anyone have any suggestions for vigorous-ish classes that won’t aggravate wrist RSI?
I’d be grateful for any suggestions.